Toyota temporarily shuts down Kentucky, Texas Auto Plants

By Joel Arellano | February 17, 2010
Toyota's North American manufacturing operations are taking measures to keep inventory at acceptable levels.The Kentucky plant will suspend production on Feb. 26. Three additional days in March-April are possible. The Texas plant will suspend production the weeks of March 15 and April 12. The Texas plant remains on schedule to begin its second shift on March 1 and to add Tacoma to the production line in late June or early July. When production is suspended, team members will participate in training and plant improvement activities. They may also choose to use vacation or take unpaid time off.
Press release via Toyota